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New Phyrexia, Old Decks

Hi all and welcome back to another installment of my writing attempts. This week I want to take a look at the New Phyrexia spoilers, a lot of cards which we’ll be seeing in flesh for the first time tomorrow. At least I am! However, my article today will not be a 1 to 175 card-by-card set review. Instead, I’d like to focus on the cards that got me excited, cards that can supplement old decks or cards that will inspire new ones. Strap your goggles on real tight, ’cause we’re diving straight in! Continue reading

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About answers

In my latest blog post about Mono Green Lock/Control, I wrote the following intervening bit:

“In my meta, artifact- and enchantment-removal is scarce. I try to play it in every deck, but my friends don’t. That’s why it’s much easier for me to run this kind of deck. It’s almost trying to tell them something. It was a bit frustrating the other day to crush a friend with my Green deck and still not wanting to take countermeasures. I showed him how the game would be totally different if he had just the ability to remove ONE artifact. The game I won wasn’t convincing enough, neither was the passionate speech I held.

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More on the Green Lock

(Read the first post about this deck here.)

In my first contentual post on this blog I described the road my Mono Green Control deck has traveled down. What started as a deck based on the two green Ancestral RecallsSylvan Library plus Abundance, and Yavimaya Elder – eventually became more and more aggressive, something I have a hard time connecting with. Aggressive decks just aren’t in my nature. The green deck needed a massive overhaul, which I did the first draft of yesterday. Today I’ll show you the list and the thoughts behind it. Continue reading


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Controlling with Green

Non-conformity entices me. Not only is my musical taste a testament to this, so is my way of building decks. I like to take a walk off the beaten path and do something different, something not like people are used to. Take, for example, my R/b Goblin Control Deck (trying to squeeze every bit of card advantage out of Wort, Boggart Auntie). Another example would be my Mono Green Control deck, the deck I want to talk about now.
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